S. Hrg. 115-629: Beyond ISIS: Countering Terrorism, Radicalization, and Promoting Stability in North Africa, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia and Counterterrorism of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, December 6, 2017 [open pdf - 381KB]
This is the December 6, 2017 hearing titled "Beyond ISIS: Countering Terrorism, Radicalization, and Promoting Stability in North Africa" held before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. From the opening statement of James E. Risch: "North Africa is an important region for the United States, as well as transatlantic security. Several years ago, we watched the Arab Spring begin in Tunisia and then spread across the Middle East. [...] Today, we still see weak institutions, and strong leaders make change difficult. And in the process, safe havens continue to exist for terrorists. [...] At the same time, countries around the region are competing for influence and power rather than helping the domestic leaders build capacity and effective institutions to govern their own country. This only undermines counterterrorism efforts. [...] There is an opportunity for the United States to partner with our allies in Europe and the gulf to help bring more stability to the region[.]" Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Nathan Sales and Joan Polaschik.
S. Hrg. 115-629; Senate Hearing 115-629
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